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  • T-Mobile begins fight against data thieves Monday

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    John Legere, the president and CEO of T-Mobile, has vowed to go after hackers that he says are stealing thousands of gigabytes of data. In a note that included four exclamation points and was published on T-mobile’s website Sunday, Legere said that about one hundredth of a percent of its 59...

  • School foundation distributes grants to teachers

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Warrensburg – Nine school district teachers received Classroom Impact Grants totaling $7,722 when the Star Patrol, comprised of Warrensburg School District Foundation members, made surprise visits to classrooms. The grants, for special classroom projects and accessories, came from proceeds from...

  • BRIEF: 'Tor' is software for keeping things online anonymous

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Anonymity online can strike some as scary; what, some argue, do you need to be doing online that requires you to hide your identity if not mischief? In fact, journalists, whistleblowers, activists in censorship-prone countries and people simply hoping to protect themselves from identity thieves...

  • NewView Oklahoma sets standards for services for the blind and visually-impaired

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    “I will call New View Oklahoma again if my vision worsens so I can keep living independently in my home,” Dorothy said. NewView Oklahoma provides low vision rehabilitation services and employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired. Founded in 1949 as the Oklahoma League...

  • Vicky Maxwell Davies

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    /Vicky Maxwell Davies, a Partner with Boyden UK, asserts in the firm's new Executive Monitor report that clients are engaging in many more Chief Digital Officer searches as a result of developments in big data, mobile and other tech advancements in all industries.

  • 4 cooking secrets to help you bake like a pro at home

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    (BPT) - When it comes to food and cooking, Americans are becoming more adventurous and inspired to try new things. They buzz about the latest food trends with friends, share picture-worthy meals on their social feeds, binge on cooking shows and aspire to bring the unique dishes they eat in...

  • KC-centered Animal Health Corridor reaps global recognition

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Ten years after its founding, just how firmly fixed in international awareness is the Kansas City-centered Animal Health Corridor? Monday night, hundreds of people are gathering here, some from around the world, to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary. On Tuesday, hundreds more will attend an...

  • Screen shot: OCCC begins broadcasting National Theatre Live series during Arts Festival Oklahoma

    By Brandy McDonnell Features Writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    During this year’s Labor Day weekend Arts Festival Oklahoma, which annually draws more than 25,000 art lovers to Oklahoma City Community College, the college is launching its foray into National Theatre Live, joining more than 1,100 venues around the world in broadcasting productions from...

  • CU-Boulder unveils new mobile safety app

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The University of Colorado is unveiling a new mobile safety application for students and employees as the campus continues to phase out its "blue light" emergency phones. Since last November, crews have removed 10 of the 80 existing emergency phones, which were installed in the mid-1990s all...

  • Oklahoma responds to growing need for digital marketing skills with educational opportunities

    Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    As there aren’t many specific digital marketing degree programs, how do colleges prepare students for an online marketing career, and how do longtime professional stay up with the increasing role of digital components in marketing plans? A case for being a digital marketer Just a few years...

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission reviews other states' opt-outs for smart meters in Public Service Co. of Oklahoma case

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma is seeking approval to charge customers a one-time fee of $183 and $28 per month to opt-out of using its smart meters. After that, the utility's one-time fee for opting out would rise to $261.

  • Google Chrome will block auto-playing Flash ads from September 1

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Google has a set a date of September 1 for when its Chrome browser will block all Flash content that isn't "central to the webpage." Flash content, such as ads or auto-playing videos on non-video websites, will be automatically paused by default—but you can click to play them if you wish....

  • Is video game industry embracing the strong female protagonist?

    Jeff Rivera, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Aug 18, 2015

    More than ever, strong female protagonists were on full display at this year's E3, video gaming's biggest annual news event.

  • India just turned off mobile internet for 63 million citizens

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Mobile internet services have been blocked in the Indian state of Gujarat (home to nearly 63 million people), following violent protests led by the Patel community after one of its leaders was detained by local police in Ahmedabad. 22-year-old politician Hardik Patel, the convener of the...

  • Porn star reveals Duggar had affair while wife was pregnant

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Just when you think the news about Josh Duggar can't get any more sordid, a recent report reveals that he had an affair with porn star by day, stripper by night, Danica Dillon. Danica told In Touch Weekly, under a lie detector no less, so it's gotta be true, that Josh visited her at her...

  • Ashley Madison was a bunch of dudes talking to each other, data analysis suggests

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The Ashley Madison hack has revealed a lot of interesting things about the men who used the extramarital affair-finding site, like which cities, states, and universities they're from. But what about the women? Turns out, there may not have been very many women. As in, almost none....

  • Ashley Madison faked female profiles to lure men in, hacked data suggest

    Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Ashley Madison has long claimed, in triumphant news releases and slick, Web-ready graphics, that it is one of the few dating sites that really clicks with women. According to statistics CEO Noel Biderman has trumpeted in the media, Ashley Madison enjoys an overall 70/30 gender split — with a 1:1...

  • Digital surveillance 'worse than Orwell', says new UN privacy chief

    Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The first UN privacy chief has said the world needs a Geneva convention style law for the internet to safeguard data and combat the threat of massive clandestine digital surveillance. Speaking to the Guardian weeks after his appointment as the UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph...

  • A Clear Guide To Managing Wires In Your Home

    Brendan Kurie | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    If you have technology, you have to deal with wires. And sooner or later, those wires entangle with each other to form a kudzu-like mess where they become indistinguishable in a sea of entanglement.

  • Scott Meacham says Oklahoma needs to boost 'deal factories' to move forward in science and technology

    Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Scott Meacham discusses how additional investors are needed for help those developing innovations.

  • Oklahoma event focuses on innovative entrepreneurs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    The Oklahoma Technology Showcase which highlights world-class technology in the state, will be Wednesday on Northeastern State University's Broken Arrow campus. Feature presentations will be given by six Oklahoma entrepreneurs.

  • Chinese company acquires Oklahoma City firm Cytovance Biologics

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Hepalink USA, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., said the acquisition will allow it to accelerate Cytovance's expansion plans.

  • 3 Scary Reasons You Should Make Sure Spam Filters Are Working

    Veronica Davis | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Everyone with an email should double check that their spam filters are working, as you never know what scary spam messages will come through and the damage they'll cause. Here are three examples of recent threats.

  • Twitter shuts down 30 sites dedicated to saving politicians' deleted tweets

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Twitter has shut down a network of sites dedicated to archiving deleted tweets from politicians around the world. The sites — collectively known as Politwoops — were overseen by the Open State Foundation (OSF), which reported that Twitter suspended their API access on Friday, August 21st....

  • Wiz Khalifa forced to the floor and handcuffed for riding a ‘hoverboard’

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa was forced to the ground and handcuffed at Los Angeles international airport on Saturday after refusing to dismount his "hover board" — a self-balancing, two-wheeled scooter. Video footage posted to Twitter and Instagram shows Khalifa talking with US customs officials before...